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New Pelecanos novel for spring
01.01.70 | Katie Allen
Orion is to publish a new novel by George Pelecanos, a writer on TV show "The Wire", as a late addition to its spring schedules.
What It Was, a noir thriller set in 1970s Washington DC, will be published as a £25 signed and numbered hardback collectors edition and a £9.99 trade paperback on 9th February. Orion will also simultaneously publish the title as a £5.99 e-book [pictured] price-promoting it for 99p for the first month.
Editor Bill Massey bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the title in October 2011 directly from Little, Brown US. He said: "George delivered this novel unexpectedly, so we’re really publishing it as a one-off, as a treat for his fans, with spectacular-looking print editions alongside a low-priced e-book to attract new readers.
"This may be a publishing first, because even the e-book looks cool."
The novel follows private investigator Derek Strange who becomes embroiled in the chase of ruthless killer "Red Fury". The publisher saying: "this is Pelecanos writing in the hard-boiled noir style that won him his earliest fans".
Pelecanos was an Emmy-nominated writer on the hit crime series "The Wire" and is a writer on US drama "Treme".